The Iconoclast

Sunday, 14 December 2008
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From Israel National News (with thanks to "The Law") An international conference like no other was held in Jerusalem Sunday. The conference, called Facing Jihad, organized by MK Aryeh Eldad, dealt with the current world wide threat posed by Islamic holy war, Jihad, and what can be done ...Read More...
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Posted on 12/14/2008 5:16 PM by Rebecca Bynum
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Sunday, 14 December 2008
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As winter draws on, the credit crunch crunches and we, winter drawers on, batten down the hatches, pull up the drawbridge and tuck into a bowl of mixed metaphors, spare a thought for the "beautiful people" of Dubai. Dubai is becoming the new Italy. How? Art? Music? No, fashion - and now ...Read More...
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Posted on 12/14/2008 12:49 PM by Mary Jackson
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Sunday, 14 December 2008
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Some of the things I have been posting here in the Advent Calendar have been planned in advance, others have been serendipity (or sheer desperation). This is a little of both. On my list I had "14 December - Sunday - a nice Carol" What I didn't have was which Carol. The Classic FM played ...Read More...
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Posted on 12/14/2008 12:37 PM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
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Sunday, 14 December 2008
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Performed by Johnny Mathis ...Read More...
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Posted on 12/14/2008 12:22 PM by Rebecca Bynum
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Sunday, 14 December 2008
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wZnPf8fgk_8 ...Read More...
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Posted on 12/14/2008 11:28 AM by Hugh Fitzgerald
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Sunday, 14 December 2008
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Nora Batty is no more, but the batty will always be with us. Lawrence Auster: Looking at the role of women in contemporary Western public life, the Muslims have grounds to despise us and to think we're washed up. Well then, let's keep them out of public life, as they do in Saudi Arabia. ...Read More...
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Posted on 12/14/2008 9:49 AM by Mary Jackson
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Sunday, 14 December 2008
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The BBC 1 sitcom Last of the Summer Wine, about three Yorkshiremen in their second childhood, ran for about a hundred years. We never thought we'd see the last of it. Very funny at times, at first, and in parts, it became a National Treasure. The plot was generally the same. Dirty old man Compo chased ...Read More...
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Posted on 12/14/2008 9:21 AM by Mary Jackson
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Sunday, 14 December 2008
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Global Muslim Brotherhood Daily Report: Gerry Connolly, a recently elected Democratic U.S. Congressman from Virginia has once again been accused of accepting campaign contributions from leaders of the U.S. Muslim Brotherhood. The latest accusation was made by Frontpage Magazine, an online conservative ...Read More...
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Posted on 12/14/2008 9:06 AM by Rebecca Bynum
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Sunday, 14 December 2008
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Change, according to Obama and others, is an unalloyed good. What kind of change, though? Incremental? Step? Sea? No, these days the best kind of change is seismic. Rebecca Tuhus-Dubrow writes opaquely in the Boston Globe:   [M]any experts agree that we have only begun to understand the repercussions ...Read More...
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Posted on 12/14/2008 8:41 AM by Mary Jackson
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Sunday, 14 December 2008
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This figure is for healthcare benefits alone. Not welfare benefits or food stamps, or WIC, or aid to mothers with dependant children,  just healthcare needs that these people are unable to pay for themselves because they are working for starvation-level under-the-table wages. Fort Worth Star ...Read More...
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Posted on 12/14/2008 8:31 AM by Rebecca Bynum
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Sunday, 14 December 2008
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Get out your hankies for this story: Dec. 14 (Bloomberg) -- Prince Alwaleed bin Talal, Citigroup Inc.’s largest individual investor, lost 19 percent of his personal wealth in the past year as the global economic slump reduced the value of banking and property assets, according to Arabian Business. The ...Read More...
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Posted on 12/14/2008 7:54 AM by Rebecca Bynum
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Sunday, 14 December 2008
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From The Sunday Times Three quarters of all terror plots in the UK under investigation by British police have links to Pakistan, Gordon Brown revealed today. Mr Brown warned that President Asif Ali Zardari must help “break the chain of terror” which link jihadist fighters in the mountains ...Read More...
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Posted on 12/14/2008 4:48 AM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
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Saturday, 13 December 2008
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CYL-S3PviGw&feature=related ...Read More...
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Posted on 12/13/2008 8:16 PM by Hugh Fitzgerald
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Saturday, 13 December 2008
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Amos Oz, pocketing one of those prizes that European countries --especially Germany -- like to give to Israelis as long as those Israelis are reliable apologists for the "Palestinians," that is constantly apologizing for Israeli actions and finding excuses for the acts of Muslim Arabs ...Read More...
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Posted on 12/13/2008 7:45 PM by Hugh Fitzgerald
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Saturday, 13 December 2008
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At news conference call described below, one of the participants asked Rep. Brad  Sherman (D-CA) , Chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Terrorism, Non Proliferation and Trade, “will Sharia Banking be treated as a national security issue?” Sherman responded ...Read More...
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Posted on 12/13/2008 4:34 PM by Jerry Gordon
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Saturday, 13 December 2008
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On Wednesday, December 10th, the Israel project sponsored an hour long news conference with Rep. Pete Hoekstra (R-MI) Ranking Member of the House Intelligence Committee and Rep. Brad Sherman (D-CA) Chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Terrorism, Non-Proliferation and Trade. Because ...Read More...
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Posted on 12/13/2008 4:12 PM by Jerry Gordon
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Saturday, 13 December 2008
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Nihad Awad addressed the annual CAIR banquet in Washington D.C. as reported in VOA: What do American Muslims expect from President-elect Barack Obama? What can they do to help redefine their role in U.S. society? Those questions topped the agenda at the recent annual meeting of the private Council ...Read More...
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Posted on 12/13/2008 2:05 PM by Rebecca Bynum
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Saturday, 13 December 2008
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Written and performed by Merle Haggard. ...Read More...
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Posted on 12/13/2008 12:39 PM by Rebecca Bynum
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Saturday, 13 December 2008
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Victor Davis Hanson makes some good points in his City Journal article about the demise of the classical education: Traditional colleges and universities aren’t about to die, of course. But their attractions—and especially the enticements of the Ivy League schools, Stanford, Berkeley, and ...Read More...
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Posted on 12/13/2008 11:58 AM by Mary Jackson
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Saturday, 13 December 2008
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MesJErnbjY8&feature=related ...Read More...
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Posted on 12/13/2008 10:06 AM by Hugh Fitzgerald
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Saturday, 13 December 2008
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The 13th December is the feast of St Lucy, or Lucia, a 4th century virgin martyr who was said to have refused marriage in favour of work with the poor and who was reported to the authorities as a Christian by the rejected suitor. Her death as reported many years later was the usual combination ...Read More...
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Posted on 12/13/2008 9:46 AM by Esmerelda WEatherwax
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Saturday, 13 December 2008
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From The Telegraph British police have launched an investigation in Pakistan to hunt down two men suspected of radicalising nail bomber Nicky Reilly. Officers say they are working with Pakistani authorities to trace a number of emails sent by Reilly, 22, in the run-up to the bungled attempt. Reilly ...Read More...
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Posted on 12/13/2008 9:28 AM by Esmerelda WEatherwax
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Saturday, 13 December 2008
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There is an interesting discussion of the Alien Enemies Act of 1798, which I believe was signed by John Adams and is still in force, over at  VFR. TITLE 50 > CHAPTER 3 > ? 21 ? 21. Restraint, regulation, and removal Whenever there is a declared war between the United States and any foreign ...Read More...
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Posted on 12/13/2008 8:34 AM by Rebecca Bynum
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Saturday, 13 December 2008
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Reviewing Theodore Dalrymple's Not with a Bang but with a Wimper: The Politics and Culture of Decline, Patrick Keeney writes: It is a literary curiosity that so many physicians write so well. From Anton Chekhov to Somerset Maugham to Williams Carlos Williams, to more contemporary examples such ...Read More...
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Posted on 12/13/2008 6:59 AM by Mary Jackson
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Saturday, 13 December 2008
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From The Scottish Daily Record and The Telegraph THREE Scots Marines were killed in Afghanistan yesterday when a boy bomber wheeled a barrowload of explosives into them. The three Marines - based at 45 Commando, Arbroath - died when the Taliban triggered a bomb as the 13-year-old pushed the wheelbarrow ...Read More...
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Posted on 12/13/2008 5:45 AM by Esmerelda WEatherwax
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